Monday, August 13, 2012


Let's Talk LUSH, but before I begin, I guess I should say that LUSH did not ask me to write this post, nor will I receive any sort of payment for doing so. I just LOVE LUSH and have been meaning to brag about them for quite some time now! 

Now, where was I? Oh yes! LUSH! If you haven't heard of this company or any of their products yet, then you MUST go to their website here and check it out. All of the products I have purchased and used (except for one) I have absolutely adored! 

At LUSH they believe in creating fresh, organic products with only fresh and organic ingredients. They hand make every single item, and they'll even tell you when it was made when you purchase the item (either in the store, or when you receive the product if you made an online purchase) to ensure freshness! They never test on animals, nor do they purchase ingredients that were tested on animals, and all of the ingredients are vegetarian.

Uhh, can you say AMAZING? Seriously, I have never been more impressed with the company. Just that information alone made me fall in love with them, and after trying some of their products, I knew it was true love.

Now let me tell you about a few:

1. Fresh Farmacy $9.75/3.5oz. wedge: (No, that is not spelled incorrectly, that IS the name of the product)
Fresh Farmacy  <--- That right there is my new best friend. My life savor. The reason I wake up in the morning. Made with calamine powder, tea tree oil, lavender oil, and other wonderful ingredients, this face wash is my saving grace. After trying countless products to clear up my face of all the acne, this is the only thing to really do the trick. Not only has my face cleared up, it also leaves my skin wonderfully smooth and feeling fresh. Not to mention it smells wonderful. Every morning I just dampen my face and the bar with warm water and I rub it all over until I'm covered in the wonderful wash. Then with my hands I massage it in for about 30-60 seconds until I'm ready to rinse. After rinsing I pat my face with a towel, and I instantly feel fresh and clean. My face is über greasy, and after my morning wash, I don't feel greasy anymore, but I also don't feel uncomfortably dry. When they make Fresh Farmacy over at LUSH, they make it in giant wheels, kind of like cheese.
image <--- Like that! When you order it online, you get a pre-cut 3.5 oz wedge, like the pictures show. If you go to a LUSH store, you may be able to get one bigger, but you'd end up paying more. That's because in the store they just chop up the "wheel" into different sizes, weigh them, and price them., whereas on the website, the price is the same because they're making specific cuts to make the online purchase easier. No matter what though, it is worth every penny! I first started using the product in May, and today I ordered my second bar because I am now JUST down to my last little bit of face wash. I love it!

2. Grease Lightning $12.95/1.5oz. bottle
Grease Lightning <--- This guy is the spot treatment I have been using, you can also use to cover your t-zone (if you're face is really greasy) and it sops up all the grease quite nicely. I don't use it too often on my t-zone though, because it dries out my skin, so I usually only use it on stubborn acne spots. It is a little pricey, but just like Fresh Farmacy, Grease Lightning is totally worth every penny. A few organic ingredients include grape juice, sea water, and organic aloe vera extract. 
This is a picture of the sticker on my bottle of Grease Lightning.

One of the really cool features I like about LUSH, I found when this guy came in the mail. On the bottle was a sticker with a cartoon picture of the LUSH employee, Susan, that made this product, the date when it was made, and the Best Before date. I almost felt like I knew Susan when this product came, and I felt even more thankful because of the way they personalized the product. You can tell they really do think about their customers, and want to make a personal connection with them. I felt like I almost knew Susan. And it turns out this was made 2 days before my birthday, as if it was MADE for me! THANKS SUSAN!

3. Stepping Stone $3.95/2.3oz. bar
Stepping Stone <--- Now I don't know about you, but my feet aren't the prettiest parts of my body, so this is where Stepping Stone steps in (see what I did there?) to save the day! Made up if jojoba oil, lemon oil, pumice, and cocoa butter, just to name a few wonderful ingredients, this pumice stone not only makes my feet feel smooth, but it also makes them smell wonderful! Just make sure not to drop it in the water, or else say goodbye to this little guy. He'll dissolve in a matter of minutes! All you gotta do is dampen your feet, and then scrub away OUTSIDE of the water. This product doesn't last very long either, because it tends to fall apart a bit easily, so good thing it is only $4! I also just purchased another one of these today!

4. Fair Trade Foot Lotion $22.95/7.9oz. tub
Fair Trade Foot Lotion <--- After I've scrubbed my feet with Stepping Stone, I use this deliciously smelling lotion, and it just ties my at home spa day together. I don't own a whole tub of this though. When I purchased the Fresh Farmacy and Stepping Stone at the LUSH store in AC, the sales girl gave me this lovely little lotion as a sample (Did I forget to mention you get a sample with very purchase, whether it is online or in store. Just another reason to LOVE LUSH!). Because I only have a little sample, I use this a LITTLE AS POSSIBLE because I love it so very much. The mix of peppermint, fair trade cocoa butter, and almond oil make this foot lotion smell just delicious. Not to mention it has been so very easy for me to keep this sample lasting as long as I have (remember I got this in May) because ye ol' phrase "a little goes a long way" definitely refers to the Fair Trade Foot Lotion. It relieves aches and pains after a long day at work, AND the sweet sales girl who have me this sample also told me it isn't just for feet. Put it wherever you feel sore, and it'll to the trick! Of course, since I'm trying to save every last drop of this heavenly lotion, I can't say I've done so.

5. Honey I Washed The Kids Soap $7.95/3.5oz. block
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap Another sample I have received from LUSH (this time with an online order) was the Honey I Washed The Kids Soap. Some of the ingredients in this body soap are honey water, beeswax, coconut oil, and rapeseed oil, which really make this soap smell irresistibly good. Like honey and caramel had a baby and BAM it became this fantastic soap. It can be used for your hands next to the sink, or for your entire body in the shower. I used it for my hands only because I got a small sample that probably would have been wasted in one shot if I used it for my whole body, although it was very tempting. I will be buying a full sized portion of this very soon. Did I mention it is one of LUSH's best-selling soaps. Need I say more?

6. Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb $6.35/6.3oz. bomb
Golden SlumbersAhhh, bath bombs. Never will I ever again take another bath without one of these beauties joining me. Whether it is Golden Slumbers here or another one of LUSH's 31 bath bombs, I will never have a boring bath ever again. All you do is fill the bath to your liking, throw in one of the bombs, and settle in for a relaxing, fragrant, and slow experience. This one has lavender oil, lavender sprigs, chamomile oil, and golden lustre in it. I was actually shocked to see actual lavender sprigs popping out and into my bath as the bomb slowly dissolved. I knew LUSH was all about fresh and organic, but this was kicking it up a notch. The golden lustre made me feel like a queen in the bath, and all the lavender and chamomile made me so ready to curl up in bed for a long night of Golden Slumbers. The wonderfully relaxing experience makes me excited for my next bath bomb adventure. The only problem? Which one to choose next?

7. Shimmy Shimmy $6.95/1oz. bar
Shimmy Shimmy<--- This right here is the ONLY product I have very much disliked so far in my LUSH adventures. The description says: Solid body lotion with a hint of shimmer. Why did I italicize hint, you ask? Because that is a severe understatement. Along with fair trade cocoa butter, shea butter, and clary sage oil, this lotion bar is PACKED with pink glitter. When I used it on my legs, the lotion part of it was interesting with the way you had to apply it. You need to warm the bar in your hands so that it'll start to melt and then rub it on your legs. It smelled wonderful, but after all is said and done, my legs looked like the tooth fairy threw up on my hands and legs. Of course, silly me, then decided to put jeans on afterwards, and the glitter transferred all over the inside of my pants. I was a glittery mess! The smell, like I said, was sweet and pleasant, but I would not use this again. I gave the rest of the bar to my sister, who is crazy for glitter, and would probably get more use out of it than I. Thank goodness it cleaned off easily.

Well, there you have it! All of the LUSH products I have used and loved (or not so much). Just one more thing before I'm completely finished with this topic. Whenever you purchase something from LUSH, in the store or online, you get this great catalogue, which looks more like a newspaper, called LUSH TIMES that tells you all about the great products. Not only that, but the employees of LUSH also star in it, telling you their favorite products, and what's new to try out! If you don't want to purchase something just yet, but would like a look at the catalogue  you can sign up for a free subscription on the LUSH website. Just look for the link in the top left of the page that says LUSH catalogue.

They just came out with a make-up line this past month or so, which I have been dying to try out. It is a little pricey though, so it'll take some convincing myself to do so. Maybe if I ever do, you'll see a post about that in the future. ;)



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